Parents’ Report of Child’s Response to Sibling’s Death in a Neonatal or Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Author(s): JoAnne M. Youngblut, Phd, and Dorothy Brooten, Phd

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP B 1.00

Expires Nov 01, 2017

Topics: Family-Centered Care

Population: Neonatal, Pediatric

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

A child’s death affects all members of the family. Few studies have focused on the contribution of the environment in the neonatal or pediatric intensive care unit to surviving children’s reactions following their siblings’ deaths. In this study, children’s responses in the first 7 months after their siblings’ deaths in the neonatal or pediatric intensive care unit differed with the child’s age, parents’ race/ethnicity, and the unit where the sibling died.


  • Describe the study’s objective and the demographics of the subjects studied.
  • Identify 6 themes that emerged about the surviving children of deceased siblings.
  • State the major limitation of this study.

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